M/z

From MS Terms Wiki
Revision as of 16:57, 4 August 2006 by Ionworker (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Obsolete Template


See additional comments on the M/z discussion page (archive of discussion between 2004 and 2006)


Orange Book Entry

m/z ratio.

Gold Book Entry

The abbreviation m/z is used to denote the dimensionless quantity formed by dividing the mass number of an ion by its charge number. It has long been called the mass-to-charge ratio although m is not the ionic mass nor is z a multiple or the elementary (electronic) charge, e. The abbreviation m/e is, therefore, not recommended. Thus, for example, for the ion C7H72+, m/z equals 45.5.


Related Terms


External Links

Wikipedia:Mass-to-charge_ratio